As much as we love our Hunger Games DVDs, one thing many fans were upset about was the fact that Gary Ross felt that deleted scenes were not necessary to include in any home video release. In a past interview with the New York Times, Ross explained his reasoning.
“The movie I put out is the movie that I want, and I wouldn’t add anything to the running time. Equally, I would never make a movie too short just for sake of running time. I think a director should stand behind the cut of their film. I won’t be putting “additional” scenes on the DVD for the same reason.”
Now, it seems Ross might be changing his mind. In a move nobody was expecting, the first Hunger Games Director has approved a special One-Year Anniversary Edition of The Hunger Games on Blu-ray and DVD, which will include never-before-seen footage from the filming of the movie. Some scenes rumored to be featured in this special release includes scenes shot to more closely resemble the book, in addition to a “shocking” ending that was cut from the theatrical release last minute.
Some DWTC staffers were fortunate enough to head into Lionsgate HQ in California to preview the upcoming footage. While we can’t say much about it, fans will certainly be pleased and even surprised at what they were missing out on.
While this special edition release commerates the one-year anniversary of The Hunger Games being released in theaters, complications have delayed copies showing up in stores. As soon as we hear anything, we’ll be sure to let you know!
Would you buy a new copy of The Hunger Games just to see these special features? Let us know in the comments below!read more
Willow Shields attended the Kids Choice Awards on Saturday and ClevverTV caught up with her on the carpet to talk about Catching Fire and her role as Prim.read more
Happy Anniversary Tributes!!!
It is March 23, 2013, officially one year since The Hunger Games was released in theaters! Can you believe it? Let’s celebrate with a walk down memory lane and a look ahead in the new Question of the Week!
To join in the discussion, just write your answer in the comments below. And feel free to respond to others answers too. We look forward to reading your thoughts!
And be sure to check out all the previous QOTW questions in our archive.
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Annie Thurman, who portrayed the District 9 Female Tribute in the first film recently spoke to SciFi Pulse about her experiences on The Hunger Games, her upcoming projects, and the YA Adaptions she’d love to be in next.
The interview begins at the 3:20 mark.read more
Tonight’s the big night, Tributes! The Hunger Games is nominated for 7 People’s Choice Awards and this evening we’ll finally learn if it has reaped any accolades. (which of course we highly think it deserves!)
In addition to the nominations, we have confirmations that Jennifer Lawrence, Josh Hutcherson and Liam Hemsworth will all be in attendance. (Katniss, Peeta and Gale under one roof, we might implode from the awesomeness of it all!)
Coverage of the event begins at 8 pm ET with a live stream of the red carpet which you can check out here.
The show begins at 9 pm ET LIVE on CBS. We are still looking for potential Live Streams of the show. So far many we thought might work, have lead right back to the red carpet stream. We’ll definitely update if/when we locate any. Please let us know in the comments if you’ve come across a working stream for the show.
Of course DWTC will be watching and bringing you all the latest updates from the show, here on the site, Twitter and Facebook. Be on the look out for more details later today, as the red carpet approaches.read more
In some very exciting news from Haxbee, it looks like the very fashionable costumes from The Hunger Games will be heading across the country on a tour that ends in New York City! Read part of the press release below:
To kick off the tour, Haxbee and its subsidiary, Blacksparrow Auctions, will be providing a special sneak preview at The Hollywood Show in Los Angeles from January 11 to 13. The Hollywood Show, a popular movie and television memorabilia convention that features over a hundred celebrities at each of its four annual shows, will be held at the Westin Los Angeles Airport Hotel.
Following the Hollywood Show, the Hunger Games Costumes Exhibit will begin its tour and be seen at the following locations:
- March 1-3 Emerald City Comicon, Seattle, WA
- April 26-28 Chicago Comic & Entertainment Expo (C2E2), Chicago, IL
- October 10-13 New York Comic Con, New York, NY
Additional dates and locations will be announced in the future. The exhibit winds up in New York City, where ReedPOP–the largest producer of pop culture events in the world—will host a live auction at New York Comic Con. Over 200+ costumes will be on the auction block. Interested bidders will be able to bid live in-person, by telephone, via absentee, and on the Internet as facilitated by iCollector. A print catalog will be available for purchase in April.
Wow– an opportunity to not only see the costumes worn by the stars but actually own a piece of Hunger Games history! What do you think? Will you be headed out to a Comic Con near you to view these pieces, or call in to try and snag your favorite? Let us know in the comments, and read the rest of the press release here!
Tis the Season for Giveaways and Down With the Capitol has you covered. From our December to Remember contest extravaganza to the 12 Days of Hunger Games sponsored by Lionsgate, this has been a month full of holiday cheer and prizes! And it’s not over yet, our friends at Fathead are graciously allowing us to giveaway an amazing wall graphic from their Hunger Games collection.
This particular graphic comes complete with the Hunger Games logo, all twelve Districts logos, and mini posters of both Rue and Cato and will make a perfect addition to any tribute’s room.
Details on how to enter after the jump.read more
Jennifer Lawrence sat down with Jay Leno last night to help promote Silver Linings Playbook (which opens in wider release on Wednesday, 11/21). Aside from the film, they also discussed a bit about The Hunger Games, car accidents, strippers, and more. The interview is like Jennifer herself, priceless. Enjoy!
From NBC:read more
Broadway World has a fantastic new and in-depth interview with non other than Haymitch himself, Woody Harrelson. The discussion hits many points from A Bullet for Adolf to The Hunger Games, Catching Fire and all stops in between.
During the interview Woody mentions his excitement to work with Philip Seymour Hoffman and to get back on set with Jennifer Lawrence and the rest of the cast as well.
PC: Will you be attending the Emmys this weekend in support of GAME CHANGE and its multiple nominations, including yours for Best Actor In A Movie Made For TV?
WH: Well, I’d like to, but I’m supposed to be filming [THE HUNGER GAMES] in Atlanta all next week, so we’ll see how that goes…
PC: Last question: what have you experiences like been so far working with your new HUNGER GAMES cast-mate Philip Seymour Hoffman – who has also done this column, incidentally?
WH: Oh, well, I am leaving tomorrow to go to Atlanta to film the new HUNGER GAMES, but I can tell you that there definitely will be some stuff that we have together in the next film. And, I think he is just one of the greats, so I am really looking forward to working with him.
PC: Do you two know each other through Paul Thomas Anderson? Have you and Philip ever worked together?
WH: We’ve never worked together, I don’t think, but we’ve known each other for a while – and we’ve hung out a few times. He’s a real prince of a guy.
PC: From my experience, it seems that you both are so open and cool and really just all about the work. WH: That’s really nice to hear, so I appreciate you saying it, man.
PC: Jennifer Lawrence is another co-star of yours who is poised to take Hollywood by storm.
WH: Oh, she’s so incredibly talented – yeah, she’s great. All of them are really great on THE HUNGER GAMES, so I am looking forward to getting back there to Atlanta.
PC: Does this look like it might be your career high next year with such hi-profile stage, small screen and big screen projects?
WH: [Laughs.] Well, you never know for sure about things like that, but I feel really great about how things are right now. Right now, I guess I feel like my main focus is still BULLET FOR ADOLF, but, soon, it will be all about CATCHING FIRE.
You can check out the full interview BroadwayWorld.comread more
Bad Lip Reading, a YouTube channel known for adding their own words to bits of pop culture, took on Twilight not too long ago. That was so successful, that they decided to take on The Hunger Games next! Listen to the ridiculousness that is Bad Lip Reading and let us know your favorite lines in the comments below!read more